Homemade nine-cylinder radial engine is beautiful, short-lived
As it turns out, the cast piston sleeves Sutton used in his creation can't withstand the abuse of the radial. In addition, some of the pistons required shaving in order to work with the different stroke. Unfortunately, the shaving caused the pistons to delaminate their crown, causing further trouble. Despite the issues, Sutton seems to take the failure in stride and plans to correct the issues before firing up the engine one more time. We could all learn a thing or two from his resilience. Scroll down to check out a few videos of the engine. If you want to skip ahead, check out the second video around the 2:30 mark.
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